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September 22, 2022 | News

Community Newsletter | Sept. 22, 2022

A Message From Our Superintendent

Dear Adams 14 Community, 

I would like to start this week’s message by congratulating our Eagles at Adams City High School on their well-deserved victory over the weekend during their first homecoming game. Congratulations to all the coaches and their team for putting on a great match! 

Last week marked the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month. The Adams 14 board and I recognize inclusion as a core value of the district and are committed to highlighting the rich diversity of our Hispanic and Latinx communities. If you would like to read the board’s proclamation, click here.

October Count is taking place from Sept. 26 through Oct. 11. During this time, schools report daily to the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) on the number of students that attend school, and these numbers help ensure funding for several programs, meals, counselors, and many more important resources. Please help us by ensuring your students are on time every day. Click here to learn more about October Count.

Finally, I understand many of our parents have voiced concerns about threats to our schools over the last few days. Please know that the safety of our students and staff is our top priority. Adams 14 takes every threat and act of violence in our communities very seriously. Please take this opportunity to speak with your student about the dangers of bringing a weapon of any kind to school, or even threatening to use a weapon. All weapons are strictly prohibited on school property and making threats of any kind carries serious consequences. 

Thank you for your continued support and trust in us to provide a safe and healthy learning environment.
I wish you all a great week of learning!

At your service, 

Superintendent Dr. Karla Loría

Upcoming Events

  • Sept. 27, 2022: Adams 14 Board of Education Study Session
  • Oct. 5, 2022: District Accountability Committee Parent Engagement Subcommittee Meeting
  • Oct. 6, 2022: Gifted and Talented Night
    • 5:30 to 7 p.m.
    • Educational Support Services building
    • Interpretation and children supervision will be provided
    • Click here to view the flyer
  • Oct. 11, 2022: Adams 14 Board of Education Meeting
  • Oct. 12, 2022: District Accountability Committee Meeting
  • Oct. 17-20, 2022: Parent Teacher Conferences
    • Contact your child’s school for more information. 

Adams 14 Highlight

About 50 of our students from several elementary schools had a great time today during a soccer clinic with the Colorado Rapids soccer team. Thanks to coach Mario Castro and players Steven Beitashore and Oliver Larraz for their time and expertise!

Adams 14 elementary students at the soccer clinic with Colorado Rapids

October Count

School attendance matters! Support school funding by ensuring that your child attends school every day. This funding helps ensure that students have access to:

  • Special enrichment classes and programs
  • Free and reduced-price school meals
  • Counselors
  • Physical and mental health services
  • Facility enhancements and upgrades
  • And more!

October Count takes place Sept. 26–Oct. 11, 2022. During this time period, schools report daily to the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) on the number of students that attend school.

For more information, visit

Adams 14 Fundraising Event with the Colorado Rapids

The Colorado Rapids is hosting a fundraising event to support the Adams 14 Education Foundation!
The community is invited to attend the Colorado Rapids match on Oct. 1, 2022, at 1:30 p.m. at Dicks Sporting Goods Park (6000 Victory Way, Commerce City). $5 of each ticket purchased through this link will go back toward the Adams 14 Education Foundation. 

Click here to view a flyer about the event.

Colorado Department of Education BIPOC Listening Tour

The Colorado Department of Education wants to hear from Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) parents/families across the state to gain a better understanding of their needs and how the state can better support their children. Below are the session dates and times. All sessions will be held virtually, and registration closes two weeks before the event.

  • Session 2: Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022 (5-6 p.m.)
  • Session 3: Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022 (noon-1 p.m.)
  • Session 4 (for Spanish Speakers): Friday, Nov. 11, 2022 (1-2 p.m.)

To view the flyer, click here, or to register, click here.

2022-2023 Free and Reduced-Price School Meals Policy

Adams County School District 14 announced its policy for determining eligibility of children who may receive free and reduced-price meals served under the National School Lunch (NSLP), School Breakfast Programs (SBP), and the Afterschool Care Snack Program. Click here to read the policy.

Kids First Health Care

Kids First Health Care is thrilled to welcome all Adams 14 students back to school for the 2022-2023 school year!  

If your child needs high-quality primary, mental or dental health care services, please call our year-round Commerce City community clinic (7190 Colorado Blvd.) at 303-289-1086. For students who attend one of Adams 14’s secondary schools, you can call the school-based health center for appointments.  

  • Adams City High School – 303-405-3050  
  • Lester Arnold High School – 303-289-2983  
  • Adams City Middle School – 303-853-5410  
  • Kearney Middle School – 303-286-0566 

Anythink Commerce City: September Programs

Explore a variety of programs at your local Anythink and discover new opportunities for learning, fun, and creativity. To register for events that require registration, please visit the Anythink online calendar at

All Ages Programs 

Garden Talk with WIC (Fridays, Sept. 23 & 30 | 9-11 a.m.)

Join staff from the Tri-County Health Department WIC Program at the Anythink Commerce City community garden to enjoy a morning of gardening. Gardening will begin at 9 am, and the garden information session will begin at 10 am. Attendees are welcome to take home any harvest. Please bring water and your own gardening gloves, if able. Program will be held outside. Please note that this program may be canceled due to inclement weather. Check the event on our website for cancellation notices. No advanced registration necessary. 


Children’s Programs 

Kids and Teens Café (Tuesdays – Fridays | 3:30-4:30 p.m.)

Swing by for a free, nutritious snack sponsored by the Food Bank of the Rockies. Available for ages 18 and under, while supplies last. No advanced registration necessary. 

 Giant Games for Littles (Thursday, Sept. 22, 4-5 p.m.) 

Experience Anythink’s giant games including Connect 4 and Jenga. Appropriate for ages 18 and under. No advanced registration necessary. 

Hispanic Heritage Storytime (Wednesdays, Sept. 21 & 28 | 10:30-11:30 a.m.) 

Join us for stories and songs that revolve around Hispanic heritage, and a snack. Appropriate for ages birth to 5 and their caregivers. Space is limited; registration recommended. Please visit our online calendar to register. 

Music & Movement (Friday, Sept. 30 | 10:30-11 a.m.)

Sing, dance, play basic instruments and move. Appropriate for ages 2 to 6. No advanced registration necessary. 


Teen Programs 

Deaf Awareness Week: Watch Party (Thursday, Sept. 29 | 4:30-5:30 p.m.) 

Join us for a screening of a groundbreaking TV series about two teenage girls who were switched at birth. One grew up in a wealthy family, and the other grew up deaf in a working-class neighborhood with a single mother. Closed Captioning (CC) will be available. Refreshments will be provided. Appropriate for ages 14 to 17. No advanced registration necessary. 


Adult Programs 

Drop-In Tech Help (Tuesday, Sept. 27 | 5-6 p.m.)  

Drop in for one-on-one help with any tech device, and pick up some tips and troubleshooting support. Assistance is offered on a first come, first served basis. No advanced registration necessary. 

“¡Qué Viva la Raza!” Documentary Screening with The Denver Office of Storytelling
(Saturday, September 24 | 12:30-2:30 p.m.)  

Join us for a special documentary watch party with The Denver Office of Storytelling. The 32-minute documentary “¡Qué Viva la Raza! Honoring a Denver Legacy” is an overview of the more than 150-year history of the Mexicano, Chicano and Latino people in Denver, highlighting historic images and preserving the voices and stories of Denver’s Latino community. The screening will also include a discussion led by Chief Storyteller Rowena Alegria. Food and beverages will be provided. Visit for more information about the film and the Office.